18 January 2015 - The delay in publishing the Chilcot Inquiry report into the Iraq war is a "scandal", Scotland's First Minister has said.
Political leaders north of the border have united to call for the findings of the probe to be made public before the general election on May 7.
The multimillion-pound inquiry, examining decisions and actions taken around the invasion of Iraq in 2003, was launched more than five years ago with the final round of hearings taking place in early 2011.
Nicola Sturgeon has written to opposition party leaders to rally support for a call for the report to be published without further delay.
Scottish Labour leader Jim Murphy and his Liberal Democrat counterpart Willie Rennie said they too want to see the findings released as soon as possible.
Ms Sturgeon said: "Years have since passed, and the public still await publication of this report into the UK's worst foreign policy disaster of modern times. read more>>>
22 December 2014 - The ACLU and Human Rights Watch say the offences amount to ‘a vast criminal conspiracy’ and are ‘shocking and corrosive’ to US democracy and credibility read more>>>
The Royal United Services Institute said the UK could face a bill of nearly £65bn, once the cost of long-term care for injured veterans was factored in, with most of the money was spent on the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
The study, called Wars in Peace, said both conflicts were largely “strategic failures” for the UK, The Guardian reported."
"And when you add up to the Department of Defense, Department of State, CIA, Veterans Affairs, interest on debt, the number that strikes me the most about how much we're committed financially to these wars and to our current policies is we have spent $250 billion already just on interest payments on the debt we've incurred for the Iraq and Afghan wars." 26 September 2014
December 22 2014 - American taxpayers have shelled out roughly $1.6 trillion on war spending since 9/11, according to a new report from Congress’ nonpartisan research arm. That’s roughly $337 million a day -- or nearly a quarter million dollars a minute -- every single day for 13 years. read more>>>
Chris Hayes MSNBC: "If you can run a deficit to go to war, you can run a deficit to take care of the people who fought it" In response to Republican opposition to expanding Veterans' benefits on fiscal grounds
Neither of these recent wars have yet been paid for, let alone the results from, including the long ignored or outright denied existence of, till this Administrations Cabinet and Gen Shinseki, only Government branch consistent for the past six years, issues! As well as under deficits most of the, grossly under funded, VA budget is still borrowed thus added, problem creating, costs that shouldn't exist!